Article ID: 301, created on Oct 6, 2008, last review on Apr 29, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 8.x for Linux/Unix


Usually "Cannot initialize InnoDB" shows up because 'innodb_data_file_path' is not set. If you do not wish to use transactional InnoDB tables, add the line:


into the [mysqld] section in /etc/my.cnf.

If you want to use InnoDB tables, add to the [mysqld] section:

innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend

To get good performance, InnoDB startup options should be adjusted accordingly to your hardware, see for more information:

Restart MySQL after the my.cnf file modification.

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